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Somali Refugee Switches Up Your Image of a UK Politician Magid Magid made quite an impression as he arrived for his first day at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Wearing a baseball cap and a T-shirt bearing an anti-fascist slogan, the newly elected MEP said he was asked to leave the building. While the European …

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How Trevor Noah Captivated a US Audience When Trevor Noah took the reins of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, critics wondered whether he could live up to the reputation of his scathing satirist predecessor, Jon Stewart. Four years later, the question facing the South African comedian is much bigger: not whether he can survive in …

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African Stowaway Found in London Garden A suspected stowaway who is believed to have fallen from the landing gear of a flight into Heathrow Airport has been found dead in a London garden. The body – believed to be that of a man – was found in Offerton Road, Clapham just before 15:40 BST on …

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Tributes Pour in For Africa’s Top Telecoms Boss “Bob Collymore” and “Rest in Peace” are trending on Twitter in Kenya as people share news that the chief executive of Safaricom, one of the region’s most successful companies, has died of cancer at the age of 61. In a statement, President Uhuru Kenyatta described him as …

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Forbes Africa Announces 30 Under 30 list for 2019 Forbes Africa has released its fifth edition of its 30 under 30 list, honouring some of the continent’s most accomplished young artists, entrepreneurs and tech stars. The popular magazine, this year, has released the names of 120 young African game-changers, all under the age of 30, in …

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Africa’s Biggest Soccer Fiesta Reminds Us How Difficult it is for Africans to Travel in Africa Millions of African soccer fans dream of being at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to support their national teams, but not everyone can afford to do so. As it turns out, even those who can afford it are constrained …

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2019 Investment Attractiveness Rankings for Africa Rand Merchant Bank has released the eighth edition of its Where to invest in Africa report, which analyzes 53 African economies according to their investment attractiveness. The theme of this year’s report is infrastructure, one of the most important aspects of doing business on the continent. Egypt appears to be …

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‘Most Complex Health Crisis in History’: Congo Struggles to Contain Ebola Political, security and cultural complications – not least a refusal to believe that Ebola exists – have thwarted efforts to overcome DRC’s deadly outbreak. Refusal to believe in the existence of Ebola is one difficulty for doctors who say the current outbreak of the deadly …

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The Numbing Experience of Living Through Africa’s Growing Internet Shutdowns The internet shutdown that engulfed Ethiopia last week caught many by surprise. Authorities restricted social media platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram and disabled SMS text messaging in measures aimed at deterring cheating during national secondary school exams. There has been a marked rise in recorded web …

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David Adjaye Designs Memorial Pavilion for the ‘Father of South African Jazz’     Ghanaian-born architect, David Adjaye honors the memory of South African jazz great, Hugh Masekela, with a striking monument in Johannesburg. The memorial pavilion, spearheaded by the masekela family, is the result of a partnership between ravi naidoo, of the design indaba trust …

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